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Rishi Goel, M.D.

Rishi Goel, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, St. John's Medical Center

Medical School Education

University of California 
Los Angeles, CA M.D. 1999

Graduate Medical Education

University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH Intern, General Surgery 2004

University Hospitals Case Medical Center,
Cleveland, OH Resident, Neurological Surgery 2010

University Hospitals Case Medical Center,
Cleveland, OH Fellow, Neurocritical Care 2009

Clinical Interests

Neurological Surgery

Transaxial Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Fixation:  A new minimally invasive surgical instrumentation technique for the repair of bilateral pars defects.  Rishi Goel, MD, David Hart, MD.  Department of Neurosurgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. 2009

Resolution of Chiari malformation after treatment of acromegaly. Case illustration  980 Joshua M. Ammerman, M.D., Rishi Goel, M.D., and Richard S. Polin, M.D. Journal of Neurosurgery Jun 2006, Vol. 104, No. 6: 980.

Tasneem Z. Naqvi, MD, MRCP, Rishi K. Goel, BA, BS, James S. Forrester, MD, Robert M. Davidson, MD, and Robert J. Siegel, MD.  Usefulness of Left Ventricular Mass in Predicting Recovery of Left Ventricular Systolic Function in Patients With Symptomatic Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy.  Am J Cardiol 2000;85;624-629.

Tasneem Z. Naqvi, MD, MRCP, FACC, Rishi K. Goel, BS/BA, James S. Forrester, MD, FACC, Robert J. Siegel, MD, FACC.  Myocardial Contractile Reserve on Dobutamine Echocardiography Predicts Late Spontaneous Improvement in Cardiac Function in Patients With Recent Onset Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy  JACC, 1999; Vol. 34, No. 5, 1537-1544.

Naqvi TZ, Goel RK, Davidson RM, Siegel RJ.  Diastolic function is highly predictive of recovery of left ventricular systolic function in patients with new onset idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.  JACC, 1999;33 (No2), Supplement A, 448 A, 837-1.

Khan AM, Curras MC, Dao J, Jamal FA, Turkowski CA, Goel RK, Gillard ER, Wolfsohn SD, Stanley.  Lateral hypothalamic NMDA receptor subunits NR2A and/or NR2B mediate eating: immunochemical/behavioral evidence.  Am J Physiol 1999 Mar;276(3 Pt 2):R880-91.